From a Correspondent
JORHAT, Oct 25: “B&A Group of Companies, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme, will try to help the underprivileged and economically backward people who have to rush to either Guwahati, Dibrugarh or elsewhere for kidney-related ailments. The treatment for kidney ailments is expensive and several hundreds of people die due to the lack of treatment. It is our turn to fulfill the dreams of Dr Hemendra Prasad Barooah with the opening of the HP Barooah Memorial Dialysis Unit within the premises of Jorhat Christian Medical Centre (popularly known as Mission Hospital) which will be iugurated by Pawan Kumar Bajaj, maging director and Chief Executive Officer of United Bank of India, on October 31,” said Dhurba Jyoti Duwara, the visiting agent of B&A Limited at its registered office on Tuesday. Dr. Hemendra Prasad Barooah, the doyen of the Assam tea industry and an alumnus of Harvard Business School, London, since 1949 expanded his father’s tea garden business. Under his initiative, the tea garden later turned into a pioneer tea industry in undivided Sivasagar district, that is, Golaghat, Jorhat and Sivasagar. Later he diversified the tea business into avenues like tea broking with Assam Tea Brokers, which was the first company to be registered with the Guwahati Tea Auction Centre in 1970.
The B&A Packaging is an ultra modern fully automatic packaging unit in Balasore, Odisha which together serves the requirements of various industries, including tea, and it is a recipient of numerous awards and recognition.
Moreover, Heritage North East is the hospitality wing of the group with three different yet unique properties within a short distance of each other. In Jorhat district it is the Kaziranga Golf Resort which is the only 18 holes Championship Golf Course-cum-resort in the world in the midst of sprawling tea plantation and bushes. The Banyan Groove is a heritage property which was amongst the first tea tourism initiatives in the State and the Thengal Manor is a boutique heritage unit steeped in history with period artifacts and furniture which is a tourist destition and attraction, said Dhruba Jyoti Duwara.